Butter Clams found with PST at Etolin Island
June 18, 2020
A sample of butter clams from Etolin Island have been found with high levels of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins, the Wrangell Cooperative Association's IGAP Department reports.
Kim Wickman, with WCA IGAP, said that a group of campers on Etolin Island gave them some clams to test for toxins, and they were found to be above regulatory limits. The clams that were tested had 110 ug/100 grams of PST, she said, while the limit is only 80. According to a June 13 PSA, shared on the IGAP Department's Facebook page, these clams were collected on June 6 at Steamer Bay.
Wickman recommended that people be c...